Blackburn Rovers boss focused on AFC Wimbledon game
Blackburn Rovers head coach Tony Mowbray has insisted that Tuesday night's triumph over Scunthorpe United would come for nothing, should they slip up against AFC Wimbledon this weekend.
The Rovers clinched a 1-0 win over Scunthorpe at Glanford Park, thereby ending the Iron's unbeaten start to the new season.
As a result, Mowbray's side recorded their fourth consecutive league victory for the first time in nearly a decade. The Rovers return to Ewood Park after two games on the road, and the manager knows that his side will have to perform at a similar vein against the Dons.
Speaking to reporters, Mowbray said: "What is important is that we get ready for the next one and that is Wimbledon. It is no good coming away to Scunthorpe and then losing at home to a team that are doing well in League One but over years it hasn't been the level they've been functioning at. So it is a massive game for us on Saturday - as every game is. I try to get into their minds whether it is every three days or once a week, the next one is the most crucial."
Rovers appear to have hit their stride at the right time with recent victories having taken them to the top-half of the table. Despite this, Mowbray has urged his side to maintain their focus against Wimbledon, who will be looking to improve on their 20th position in the standings.
Blackburn Rovers are second favourites only behind Wigan Athletic to secure promotion to the Championship this term, but the likes of Shrewsbury have sprung a surprise with their unbeaten start to the campaign. The Blues have won six of their seven league games this term, and they are already seven points adrift of Blackburn Rovers, who are nine places behind them in 10th.